The Optical Gallery is your go-to destination for all your eye care needs, including relief for itchy eyes during hayfever season. In this guide, we'll explore the different reasons why your eyes may be itchy, how to treat them with The Optical Gallery's products, and why it's important to book an eye exam with our team of experienced opticians.
Possible Causes of Itchy Eyes.
Hayfever: Pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds can trigger allergic reactions that result in itchy and watery eyes.
Blepharitis: This condition is caused by inflammation of the eyelids, which can lead to dry, itchy, and red eyes.
Other Allergies: Dust, pet dander, and other allergens can also cause itchy eyes.
Eye Rubbing: While it may provide temporary relief, rubbing your eyes can actually make them itchier and lead to more serious conditions such as keratoconus, a cone-shaped bulge in the cornea that can affect vision.
The Importance of Booking an Eye Exam with The Optical Gallery.
If you experience severe or persistent symptoms, it's important to seek the advice of our experienced opticians. They can help diagnose the underlying cause of your itchy eyes and recommend the most appropriate treatment or product from our selection.
Treatments for Itchy Eyes from The Optical Gallery.
Hycosan: This effective lubricating eye drop from The Optical Gallery can help soothe dry and itchy eyes.
Optase Moist Heat Masks: These masks from The Optical Gallery provide relief by promoting blood flow to the eyelids and reducing inflammation.
Blephaclean: This gentle eyelid cleanser from The Optical Gallery can help remove debris and bacteria from the eyelids, reducing inflammation and irritation.
Avoid Eye Rubbing: Instead of rubbing your eyes, try placing a cool compress or eye mask from The Optical Gallery over your eyes to provide relief.
The Benefits of Booking an Eye Exam with The Optical Gallery.
In addition to providing relief for itchy eyes, booking an eye exam with The Optical Gallery can help determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. Our experienced opticians can perform comprehensive tests to diagnose whether your itchy eyes are hayfever-related, due to dry eye syndrome, an allergy, or blepharitis. Based on the results of the exam, our team can then recommend the most appropriate treatment or product from our selection to help alleviate your symptoms.
Additionally, an eye exam with The Optical Gallery can ensure that your eyes are healthy and that your vision is clear. Our opticians will perform tests for visual acuity, eye pressure, and more, and provide recommendations for eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids to suit your individual needs. They can also offer advice on how to maintain healthy eyes and protect them from future damage.
If you are experiencing itchy eyes this hayfever season or at any other time, The Optical Gallery is your one-stop destination for all your eye care needs. Book an eye exam with us today at either our Twickenham or Chessington branch and let our experienced opticians help you find the relief you need.